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The moonscape with Earth in the background as seen from the Apollo missions. Photo Credit/NASA

 

Experience the drama of humankind’s first moon landing in a new creative format.

Thamtech, LLC, has developed a multimedia  online  recreation of the Apollo 11...

Credit: Astrium

Europe’s Astrium has briefed the major results of its Lunar Lander Phase B1 study, carried out on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).

The study has consolidated the mission concept for automatic landing near the Moon’s south pole in 2019 as well as the provisional design of the lunar lander vehicle.

The upcoming ESA ministerial...

Soyuz spacecraft lifts of with U. S. astronaut Kevin Ford and Russia cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin. Photo Credit/NASA TV

 

Three U. S.and Russian astronauts lifted off from Kazakhstan early Tuesday bound for the International Space Station and a five month stay.

The Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Kevin Ford and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny...

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Tuesday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world. Three U.S. and Russian astronauts awaited a lift off from Kazakhstan at 6:51 a.m., EDT and a five month voyage to the...

Credit: DLR

The spectacular Valles Marineris canyon system on the Red Planet dwarfs in size the U.S. Grand Canyon.

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft has been taking image strips of the valley system since 2004. A mosaic view of the geological wonder – using 20 separate images — has been released by the German Aerospace Center...

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Monday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities from around the world, plus a roundup from the weekend.  In Russia, a NASA astronaut and a pair of cosmonauts prepare to lift...

Opportunity rover is also busy surveying Mars - gathering new Red Planet data. Credit: NASA/JPLCornell Univ.

With all the deserved attention being paid to that new Mars arrival – the Curiosity rover – don’t forget the on-going travels of the Opportunity robot.

Opportunity landed on Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004 and is still cranking out...

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Friday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space-related activities. On Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover digests its first soil sample, following a delay to assess some bright objects in the...

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Thursday’s CSExtra offers the latest reporting and commentary on space related activities under way around the world. NOAA recovers GOES 13, a weather satellite that scans the Atlantic for hurricane activity. New...

The two faces of Uranus as seen through the adaptive optics on the near-infrared camera of the Keck II telescope in Hawaii. The white features are high altitude clouds like Earth’s cumulous clouds, while the bright blue-green features are thinner high-altitude clouds akin to cirrus clouds. Reddish tints indicate deeper cloud layers. In each image, the north pole is at the right and is highlighted by small...

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